WEST DES MOINES, IA (NOVEMBER 9, 2020) – The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (WDM Chamber) and City of West Des Moines are proud to announce the winners of the first annual Best of the West Awards (BOW) presented by UScellular™. BOW is a West Des Moines (WDM) focused, community-voted contest featuring 50 business categories.

BOW winners will receive a window cling featuring the 2020 BOW logo identifying them as a winner, a plaque featuring the 2020 BOW logo identifying them as a winner and a logo for use on website and/or signature. Winners will be able to pick up their plaque at a special “pick up party” occurring throughout the day at the WDM Chamber office on Wednesday, November 11.

“The team at the WDM Chamber is thrilled about recognizing these terrific companies and people doing great work in our community,” said Katherine Harrington, President and CEO of the WDM Chamber. “Especially during these challenging times, it is wonderful to shed a positive light on West Des Moines, and our region, and help build business and buzz for our community.”

“On behalf of all our Iowa associates, I want to congratulate the BOW winners. Keeping businesses and our community connected is important to us at UScellular and it’s been a rewarding experience to witness the impact these businesses have had on our all of us,” said Nick Turley, Business Area Sales Manager for UScellular.

Winners, as well as anyone in the community that wants to show off their West Des Moines pride, can purchase various apparel featuring the logo, designed by Mallorie Malenke, from now until December 4 here.
Best Burger -- B-Bops
Best Pizza -- The Tavern
Best Brewery -- Barn Town Brewing
Best Bar -- Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop
Best Wine Bar -- WineStyles
Best Brunch -- Eggs and Jam
Best Coffee House -- Friedrichs
Best Local Retailer -- Many Hands Thrift Market
Best National Retailer -- Von Maur  
Best Teacher -- Craig Walter, Valley High School Science Instructor
Best Doctor -- Dr. Jeffrey Schoon of UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine
Best Nurse -- Catherine P. Smith, ARNP of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Iowa Methodist
Best Dentist -- Dr. Jeffrey Aagaard of Aagaard and Glynn Family Dentistry
Best Salon -- Salon TEC
Best Radio Station -- Life 107.1
Best Chiropractic Clinic -- Vero Chiropractic
Best Jeweler -- Josephs Jewelers
Best Small Employer to Work for -- Evora Group
Best Medium Employer to Work for -- West Bank
Best Large Employer to Work for -- Sammons Financial Group
Best Leader -- David Leto, President of Palmer Group
Best HR Executive -- Kendra Fries, Human Resources Manager of Turner Construction
Best Salesperson -- Adam Kaduce, Senior Vice President of R&R Realty Group
Best Company that Gives Back to the Community -- West Bank
Best DEI Champion -- ePATHUSA
Best Company Culture -- ISG
Best Photographer -- Midwest LifeShots Photography
Best Nonprofit -- Meals from the Heartland
Best Recruiting Firm -- Palmer Group
Best Law Firm -- Davis Brown Law
Best Trail -- Raccoon River
Best Golf Course -- Des Moines Golf and Country Club
Best Fitness Studio -- CycleBar
Best Event Venue -- Ron Pearson Center
Best Advertising Agency -- Nexus 6
Best Business Consultant -- Monte Wyatt
Best Insurance Company -- NCMIC
Best Funeral Home -- McLaren’s Resthaven
Best Wealth Management Company -- Foster Group
Best Bank -- West Bank
Best Credit Union -- Veridian Credit Union
Best Hotel -- West Des Moines Marriott
Best Technology Provider -- Aureon
Best Car Dealership -- Willis Automotive
Best Architecture Firm -- Shive-Hattery
Best Construction Company -- Turner Construction
Best Residential Real Estate Company -- Iowa Realty
Best Commercial Real Estate Company -- R&R Realty Group
Best Senior Living Facility -- Edgewater
Best Apartment Complex -- Sierra Pointe Apartments
View more about UScellular BOW on our website.

About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce is to champion all things West Des Moines by strengthening our area companies, providing personalized resources and attracting a top workforce to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. With 700+ members, we provide something for everyone. Learn more about the chamber and how to get involved at